WASHINGTON (WWLP) - He's a little older, a little grayer, and a lot more experienced- President Barack Obama is getting ready to take the Oath of Office for a second time. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to gather for the Inauguration on the National Mall in Washington on Monday, but first, the President will be formally sworn-in in a much more intimate setting.
President Obama will be officially sworn-in to begin his second term just before noon on January 20 at the White House, surrounded by his family. Vice President Joe Biden was sworn-in earlier in the morning at his official residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory.
Because the this traditional Inauguration Day falls on a Sunday, the grand public ceremony has been moved to the next day. Former Presidents Clinton and Carter are expected to be among the estimated 800,000 that will be in the crowd; a far smaller number than the record 1.8 million who attended Obama's historic first inauguration. Still, that anticipated attendance figure is much higher than other recent second-inaugurals, such as that of President Bill Clinton in 1997 and President George W. Bush in 2005.
WWLP.com's Tony Fay is on his way to Washington for the Inaugural festivities, and will have reports for you on WWLP.com.
Remember, you can also watch the inaugural ceremonies on 22News Sunday and Monday. They will also be streaming live on WWLP.com on any device.